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David E. Avison
ESSEC Business School
155Publications
31H-index
5,198Citations
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Published on Nov 1, 2017in Information & Management 4.12
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ESSEC Business School),
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
(ESSEC Business School)
Abstract In this paper, we argue that reflexivity should be as essential a component of interpretive studies as the much vaunted rigour and relevance. We propose a classification of three forms of reflexivity for interpretive studies: self-reflexivity, domain reflexivity and collaborative reflexivity. We use a case study of a project from a French public organization supporting organic farming to illustrate reflexivity in action, highlighting its positive contribution. We suggest quality criteri...
Published on Jul 3, 2017in Journal of Management Information Systems 3.01
Ned Kock38
Estimated H-index: 38
,
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
,
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
AbstractWe discuss the cyclical nature of action research (AR) in information systems (IS) and contrast it with other research approaches commonly used in IS. Often those who conduct AR investigations build on their professional expertise to provide a valuable service to a client organization while at the same time furthering knowledge in their academic fields. AR is usually conducted using an interpretive research approach, but many doctoral IS students, as well as junior and senior IS research...
Published on Jul 3, 2017in Journal of Management Information Systems 3.01
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
,
Ned Kock38
Estimated H-index: 38
,
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
Published on May 1, 2017in European Journal of Information Systems 2.60
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
(ESSEC Business School),
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ESSEC Business School),
Philippe Eynaud2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Paris)
In this paper, we suggest an alternative way of producing Information Systems (IS) case studies in which researchers act as narrators of stories following the spirit and techniques of the French New Novel (FNN). As such, authors attempt to represent the richness of a problem situation. The readers’ role is more demanding compared to traditional case studies, as they have to play detectives to discover meaning from the narrative. Hence, readers need to expose different interpretations from the te...
Published on May 1, 2017in Information & Management 4.12
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
(ESSEC Business School),
Robert M. Davison33
Estimated H-index: 33
(CityU: City University of Hong Kong),
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ESSEC Business School)
Abstract The relevance of action research as a research method in the information systems (IS) discipline is not disputed. Nevertheless, the extent to which action research is published in good journals is infrequent enough to indicate a serious problem. In this article, we explore the reasons underlying this situation and make recommendations aiming to increase both the practice and the publication of action research. To identify both the barriers to undertaking action research and potential wa...
Published on Oct 1, 2016 in WI (Web Intelligence)
Martin Bichler45
Estimated H-index: 45
(TUM: Technische Universität München),
Ulrich Frank21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
+ 8 AuthorsLeena Suhl16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Paderborn)
Published on Aug 1, 2016 in WI (Web Intelligence)
Martin Bichler45
Estimated H-index: 45
(TUM: Technische Universität München),
Ulrich Frank21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
+ 8 AuthorsLeena Suhl16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Paderborn)
Even though the idea of science enjoys an impressive reputation, there seems to be no precise conception of science. On the one hand, there is no unified definition of the extension of activities subsumed under the notion of science. According to the narrow conception that is common in Anglo-Saxon countries, science is restricted to those disciplines that investigate nature and aim at explanation and prediction of natural phenomena. A wider conception that can be found in various European countr...
Published on May 1, 2016in Information Systems Journal 3.29
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ESSEC Business School),
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
(ESSEC Business School)
This paper discusses how research with practitioners can help reconcile the top-down requirements of headquarters with the bottom-up local needs in the context of global information systems. Based on a 12-month canonical action research project that took place at the Chinese branches of a French multinational corporation, our research revealed and addressed workarounds that the Chinese users of a company-wide global enterprise resource planning system had put in place that were not expected nor ...
Published on Oct 1, 2015in International Journal of Information Management 5.06
Julien Malaurent4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ESSEC Business School),
David E. Avison31
Estimated H-index: 31
(ESSEC Business School)
This article follows on from a case study discussed in Avison and Malaurent (2007) which described a largely unsuccessful implementation of a French multinational corporation's enterprise resource planning (ERP) project in its Chinese subsidiaries. Many features imposed by the ERP template did not fit in the Chinese context. This present article describes what happened next. Rather than resist the system totally by not using it, the Chinese users worked around the misfits by inventing their own ...
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